RECA – Who’s Responsible During Showings?

We’re about to put our house on the market but I’m worried about having strangers in my home. Who’s responsible if there’s damage...

RECA – Ask Charles – October

I want to buy a new home but I'm worried about contracting COVID-19 while I view properties. What can I do to minimize...

Ask Charles: Difference Between Organizations

What’s the difference between RECA and organizations like CREA or RAE? What does each organization do? Who’s protecting me? These are good questions. The...

Ask Charles: Borrowing Money for a Down Payment

I have steady employment with a decent salary, and I found my dream condo, but my mortgage broker says I need a larger...

Ask Charles

I did my homework and decided to buy a condominium. Now I’m here—and I want to make sure it remains a positive experience....

How Do I Know if a Career in Real Estate is Right for Me?

I’ve recently been laid-off from my job in Alberta’s oil and gas industry. How do I know if a career in real estate...

Ask Charles – October 2020

Article by Charles Stevenson I’d like to buy a home and I can afford monthly payments, but I’m working on improving my credit—Is a...

When Trying to Purchase a Home, is a Seller Obligated to Acknowledge My Offer?

I recently submitted an offer to purchase on a home. I have not received any response to my offer. Is the seller obligated...

Is a Buyer Allowed to Approach a Seller Directly?

I put an offer on a house that had competing offers. I later learned that one of the other buyers approached the seller...

Is a Realtor Allowed to Hold Off On Presenting My Offer Until a Specific...

I’m in a time crunch and need to buy a property fast. I made an offer with a very short expiry date, but...

Can I Sell My Home Without Involving my Real Estate Brokerage after I Listed...

I listed my home for sale with a real estate brokerage, but I found a buyer through friends. Can I complete the sale...

Why Should I Include a Financing Condition When I’m Prequalified for a Mortgage?

My mortgage broker had me prequalified for a mortgage, but still says I should include a financing condition when submitting an offer to...